View Full Version : FBI repeatedly fabricated 'terror emergencies' to obtain phone records

03-24-2012, 05:47 AM
The US justice department is preparing a report which concludes that the FBI (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/fbi) repeatedly broke the law by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist to obtain more than 2,000 telephone call records over four years from 2002, including those of journalists on US newspapers, according to emails obtained by the Washington Post (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/washington-post).

The bureau also issued authorisations for the seizure of records after the fact, in order to justify unwarranted seizures.

The Washington Post said the emails show how counter-terrorism ­officials inside FBI headquarters breached regulations designed to protect civil liberties.


Not surprised.

"Those willing to give up liberty for security, deserve neither" - Ben Frank

03-24-2012, 09:26 AM
Give the government an inch and they take a mile. Which is why our founders wrote the constitution to restrain the government and expand our liberty.